Weekly Run Down for 1.16.22-1.23.22 – Race Week!!

And just like that… It’s over. First big race of the year.

And appropriately it was held in my favorite city – New York!

Fred Lebow Manhattan Half-Marathon - NY, USA - Jan 23 2022 -

Last Week:

  • Sunday – I celebrated two anniversaries today:

with a frigid long taper run:

-3 but the lack of, the sunshine and the company of friends made it a good one

and a hike along a creek:

Vromankill trail @ Five Rivers

  • Monday – I t was Martin Luther King Day so I had the day off from work but the weather didn’t get the message. I woke up to this:

pretty, right?

But when I looked at the temps and the salt truck had gone by twice, I strapped on my yaktrax and off I ran.

It was 32 degrees and lovely. I only needed my yak trax to get down my snowy driveway.

I spent the rest the day baking, cooking, cleaning… much more tiring than the run…

pumpkin spice super hero muffins this time

  • Tuesday  – Just a few snowflakes today but very windy.  I had some time so I drove to get my lunch time run done.

it was in the 20s but with the wind it felt a lot colder… glad the sun was in and out.

  • Wednesday –  Holy Wind!! But too busy with work to run at lunch anyway.

But it was almost 40 degrees so I rushed over to UAlbany after work to run a loop before meeting friends for an outdoor mall mall.

It’s been a while since I’ve run after work… so glad I switched things up… Look at that sky!

  • Thursday – Colder temps were headed our way so I decided to get one last run in before the race. And a before work one at that…

no sunrise – totally overcast but it felt great to be out there before the temps dropped…

  • Friday – Brrr… the single digits were back.  (0 zero when I got up!!) Rest day. The first one this week. It was well deserved.

I packed, stalked the NYC weather one last time and then played mah jongg.

hoping that the forecast for Sunday doesn’t change too much

this will have to do… hidden is a skirt w/tights attached

  • Saturday – I got up bright and early and took the train to NYC. Of course, I like to stay busy while I’m there so after I checked into my hotel, I went out to lunch and then a Broadway show.  I had tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird (which I really wanted to see) but the show closed and I had to switch my tickets.

when in NYC, you ha top have bagel & lox and go to Broadway, right?

After the show, I went for a walk, had dinner and called it an early night.

The Vessel (@Hudson Yards), lemon sculptures @ Manhattan West, pizza, course

  • Sunday –  Race Day!  Fred LeBow Half Marathon!

I ran it and finished smiling… in between, there was a lot of grimacing on all those big HILLS!!

Even better than a race in NYC was a meet-up with friends Cari and Elizabeth.

They came to the race and then we had brunch afterwards.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – rest day, walk
  • Tuesday – run, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run, walk with BFF
  • Friday -rest day, walk, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run  (training for another half marathon on 2/13)
  • Sunday – rest day, hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Hiking 2021 Update
  • Friday – Runfessions

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races planned for 2022?  Have you ever raced in NYC?  What is your favorite city to run in? Please share.

35 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 1.16.22-1.23.22 – Race Week!!

  1. I love the superhero muffins but never tried to make pumpkin spice ones – I bet those tasted delicious!

    Congrats on your half marathon! I only ran that race once but remember it being so cold and hilly. So glad you were able to meet up with Cari!

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  2. What a great week. I don’t envy you running in those temperatures though. You are a beast. Loved the sunset during your after work run. Happy Anniversary and Runaversary! I like the apple carrot Superhero muffins too. I haven’t tried the blueberry or banana. I think the pumpkin are my favorites so far. I look forward to reading your race report.

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  3. Another January half marathoner!! (But, yours was a live in-person race, LOL). Sorry the temps were chilly, especially for the hilly course. Nice that you had a couple of cheerleaders there!

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    • I do a January half most years. And unless I go to Florida they’re cold. Brrrrr

      I’m glad it was live and I had two friends willing to wait in the cold.


    • You will. I don’t recommend two and half loops of that park.

      NYC half is much more fun.

      It was real nice to see Cari. It has been awhile.


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